Naomie Harris was born and raised in London; her mother Lisselle Kayla is a native of Jamaica, while the father of Trinidad. The couple separated when Harris is small and by that time the child lives with her mother. After graduating from Pembroke College with a degree in political and social sciences, she attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Harris appears on television since the age of nine, also participating in the remake of The Tomorrow People series. Become famous throughout the world in 2002 for her performance in the film 28 Days Later by Danny Boyle, she is also in the television adaptation of White Teeth.
Since that time she took part as a secondary character in many successful films, such as Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End (in the role of Tia Dalma, the goddess Calypso) and Miami Vice by Michael Mann. On television, she is in Channel 4’s film Poppy Shakespeare in 2008 and in Small Island in 2009. Then she reads in theater in the role of Elizabeth Lavenza in Frankenstein for the Royal National Theatre from 22 February to 2 May 2011.
In 2011 she starred in Justin Chadwick’s The First Grader film, presented for the first time to the public on May 18 at the Seattle International Film Festival, while in 2012 it becomes the new interpreter of Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall, the twenty-third film in the saga of the secret agent James Bond.